Co-Curricular Programs

Leadership Institute Fellows

The Student Leadership Council is led by three Fellows. The SLC Fellow oversees the Communications, Programming, and Community Outreach Co-Directors while the LCE Fellow oversees the Communications LCE, Programming LCE, and Community Outreach LCE Co-Directors.  The third Fellow, the Leadership Learning Community Fellow, leads the Leadership Learning Community in the Living Learning Center. These three fellows work together to organize and lead the Student Leadership Council and LLC while being a liaison between the Leadership Institute staff, Washburn campus, and the Topeka community.

Leadership Challenge Eventâ„¢ Fellow: Madison Wiegers

Student Leadership Council Fellow: Sarah Edelman

Sarah Edelman

Sarah Edelman is a 2013 graduate from Sabetha High School. Her parents are John and Margaret Rebant and the late Tim Edelman. Currently, Sarah is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is actively involved in a variety of organizations on campus including Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Bod Squad, the Honors Program, the Leadership Institute Student Council, NoNoSo, Peer Educators, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors, Washburn Student Government Association, and Summer Orientation Counselors. 

Sarah’s favorite part about the Leadership Institute is the opportunities that it has provided. She has attended a mixture of conferences and labs along with the Leadership Institute. Sarah states, “I have also met many amazing, influential people that have made an impact not only on my life but those around me at these events. Those experiences would not have happened had I not joined the Leadership Institute.”

Sarah looks forward to working with a new, young Student Leadership Council this upcoming year. She believes that each member will bring fresh and exciting ideas to the table, and truly make an impact. “I cannot wait to see how they will not only make their positions truly their own, but also help the Leadership Institute grow and evolve.”